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The #ZeroHunger Challenge

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#ZeroHunger is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. It is the second major SDG of the United Nations Development Programme. This challenges aims to bring the figure of hunger, around the world, down to Zero.Brazil was the first country to take this challenge, back in 2003.

The organisation of the United Nations, that is primarily working for this is FAO. It has been aiding and supporting various countries to battle hunger since 1945. FAO highlights four aspects that need to be focussed upon, in the #ZeroHunger mission, namely, Poverty Eradication, Good Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security.

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According to the official website of UNDP, an estimate of 795 million people were “Chronically Undernourished” by 2014. More than 90 million children under the age of five are underweight. Droughts and famines, loss of biodiversity, environmental degradation, so on and so forth are its causes.

In order to end this dangerous problem by 2030, various nations, private firms and even individuals from around the world, are working towards and for this mission. Their stepping stone happens to be hunger and poverty.

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The backing of the big mission comes from extending support to small scale farmers, introducing new technologies to improve land productivity, building new infrastructure, making appropriate investments and garnering national and international support. We can all end this together.

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